Economic Indicators of the College Station-Bryan MSA, November 2021

Authors: PERC Staff Date: November 2021

The Business-Cycle Index increased by 0.1% from August to September 2021. The revised local unemployment rate decreased from 4.2 to 4.1% in September. Local nonfarm employment decreased slightly by 0.8% in September and was 4.0% below its February 2020 pre-pandemic level. Real taxable sales increased by 2.1% from August to September and were 3.8% higher than in February 2020. Air travel out of Easterwood Airport was 4% higher in October 2021 than in October 2019. United Airlines will end operations at eleven regional airports in coming months, including its operations out of Easterwood Airport. United Airlines has accounted for one-third of local air travel thus far in 2021.

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Keywords: Local economy, College Station-Bryan, unemployment, index, enplanements, Texas